Ashtynn Sets Long Jump Record

Ashtynn ’09 jumped a personal and school record of 19 feet 6 inches in long jump at the Culver City invitational on March 21, breaking her previous record of 19 feet.

The track team so far has been to four invitationals and competed in its first league meet on March 19, where it beat Notre Dame Academy 78-48. At the March 21 invitational, the team didn’t do as well as it had hoped because many girls did not attend. However, the team managed to win the distance medley relay.

David Collicutt, athletic director, is optimistic about the team this season due to its many and varied members.

“There are more people on the track team than has been in a long time, which is an advantage,” Collicutt said. “There’s a nice mix of senior level talent athletes, freshmen novice athletes, and everyone in between. Many girls see it as a primary sport, but there are also many people who see it as a secondary sport.”

Miranda ’10 also thinks the team will do well because of its “team” aspect.

“The team did really well, and I was impressed by the runners – especially the new freshmen, because it was their first meet. In track, the runners can get pretty nervous and because of that, the team plays a big role in the experience,” Miranda said.

The team’s meet yesterday at Occidental College against Marymount ended after press time.